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Animal Friends Celebrates New Year with New Cats

Jan 09, 2017 03:27PM ● Published by Vanessa Orr

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In the past, Animal Friends' staff and volunteers would travel to animal control facilities and other shelters on New Year's Eve to bring back pets that would not live to see the new year. But in recent years, positive changes have been occurring in animal welfare, making Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue no longer necessary because the animals aren't slated for euthanasia. 

In honor of this revered tradition, however, the shelter transferred a number of cats from two partner organizations on Dec. 30 in the hopes of finding them new homes. Cats continue to be more at risk than dogs because their population is still great in number. These new arrivals are in addition to numerous transfers during the last week of December from eight other partner organizations. 

Each of the new cats was named something that calls positivity to mind, including Cheer, Hope and Sunny.

To meet the new arrivals and possibly take home a furry friend, visit Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills or visit

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